I had to get up early because our car needed a service, so I am cranky and tired. LOL.Â My wifeÂ would argue that I am always cranky and tired, and I have to admit that there is a degree of validity to that.Â Anyway, today is a brief post about my slow progress on turning a faded photo of my great grandfather into something special and also about my daughter delighting me with one of her pictures.
OK – here it is. This is where I am at so far with the photo of William Clark Curling:
There is still more that I want to do, but its coming along. Don’t forget that this is what I started with:
This aside, my daughter absolutely delighted me. She ended up in her school’s gifted and talented art program and as such was permitted to create a piece over the weekend. The best of the art works from this group of gifted students would then be entered into the Sutherland Shire Schools Musical Art Competition (http://www.sssmf.nsw.edu.au/ ). The topic was something about peace shining.
So on the weekend she worked and worked on the piece. Here she is – look at that concentration:
Here idea was to have a dove-shaped Earth (representing peace on Earth) with light shining from its beak. I was blown away by her idea. I asked her if she had seen this elsewhere but she said not. She did, however, say that she had seen Earths in other shapes, so why not a dove?
Anyway, long story short (and to think I intended to be brief!), she entered the finished product and her work was selected as one of those few to represent her school in the competition. With any luck she’ll outdo her dear old dad early on and become a true artist :)
Thanks all for reading :)